Krishna Paksha Astami

7.1.10 – Krishna Paksha Astami – Special abhishekam to Goddess Asta Dasa Bhuja Durga Parameswari at 10. 30 am followed by special alankaram and deeparadanai. Navavarna puja to Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru at 6 PM.

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Goddess Astadasabhuja Durga Parameswari

Sri Astadasabuja Durga Parameswari is the very embodiment of Maha Shakthi and is installed as a 6 feet idol. She is the Universal Mother full of Benevolence and Grace and yet assumes the form of the Protector of the down trodden. Her 18 hands hold different weapons, including the trident of Lord Shiva, the discus of Lord Vishnu, the conch of Varuna, the bow and arrows of Vayu, the Vajra of Indra etc. Her vehicle is the lion. She resides in the Southern part, at the back of Maha Sahasralingamurthy in this temple facing the North side.

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This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

Special day : Krishna Paksha Astami, Aadi Pooram, Aadi Velli, Thai Velli
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